Found this during my morning news search. I think this says alot for all of us as a whole.
I know, that since I am in to reptiles, I seem to hang out with reptile people. We are a weird lot, I know. In the past few months I have noticed that I had alot of issues with one person in my life. He has been a close friend of mine and my wife’s for several years. Actually he was with my wife when we met 13 years ago.
I seemed to get tense around him wondering what he was going to say or do in social situations. This one friend in particular was offended by something I said in jest. It became this long and drawn out thing. I had apologized but explained I couldn’t change the error that I had done to him.
I can’t promise I was going to not make that error in judgment again at some future date, I could only promise that I would try to do better today and not to make the same mistake again. Well that wasn’t good enough for him. He has decided to end our friendship to a certain extent. I am sorry for the loss of friendship. But, that also gives me the opportunity to learn from my errs in judgment.
I have started to surround myself with happier people. He was a great guy, but seemed to be in a foul mood alot. Many issues in his life effected that. I was allowing his unhappiness to pour over me like paint on a wall.
I have yet to find a regular place to meditate, but feel it will come in its own time. I continue to try and meditate daily and have found a great source of friendship and lessons in this online Buddhist community.
We all need to look at how our current surroundings effect us and if I change myself and the way I look at life, I will attract the same in other people. I have not given up on my friend. I would like to be friends again. But, at the same time, I have to change myself. He will either like the change or reject it and stay the way he is. But till I try and move forward none of this is possible.
So this weekend surround yourself with Happy people and loved ones.
- You must be the change you want to see in the world.